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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   MMAY I ASK im going be at the etunassia clinic soon where im to end my life do you think its ok to do this as im ill with advanced cancer of the brain stem
User :   i be pane free yes once dead no more bad headaks
Doctor :   Euthanasia is yours , your family's decision and your doctors decision. I do not favour euthanasia personally.
User :   mayi ask is what iv done being a body doner going help others learn
Doctor :   Yes, its going to be helpful.
User :   may i ask this afternoon thay say i be taken for embalming is this what needs to be done
Doctor :   As I am clinician, I am unaware of the practise of body donation. Hence I don't know if embalming is a routine procedure.
Doctor :   You need to discuss with the concerning authorities who will be able to answer this query
User :   i was told thay maybe able to use me as a fresh cadaver this afternoon whats a fresh cadaver ??
Doctor :   I guess, it means a new cadaver. My knowledge is restricted only to clinical practise. This query will be better answered by the medical school authorities who are planning to use your body.
User :   may i ask have you used cadavers ?
Doctor :   Yes, during the medical school.
Doctor :   *while I was a student.
User :   may i ask as im being taken to medical school do you as students find us intresting
Doctor :   What do you mean by interesting?
User :   well am i helpfull to you as a student
User :   may i ask as i be a cadaver this afternoon will i still be warm ?
Doctor :   I have answered this to you. You will be helpful.
User :   ok but may i ask as im to be a cadaver this afternoon will i still be warm ??
Doctor :   That would depend on the time of death.
User :   befor 12 noon
User :   may i ask is my body going be stiff to move
Doctor :   After death, changes occurs in the body, temperature starts to drop after 3 hours, and stiffening can start in a day.
User :   can i ask can thay use me thisafternoon
Doctor :   That will be decided by the school authorities.
User :   there sending 2 guys to get me at 1pm today and take me back to the anatomy dissection lab
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can i ask y have thay givien me a cadaver umber with a tag for my big toe ?
Doctor :   I wouldn't know that either. Probably for identification. The medical school authorities will be able to answer this better.
User :   thay wont tell me all thay say is im going be usefull the table is ready for me ?
Doctor :   As mentioned earlier, this is not an usual practise for clinician, hence my knowledge is restricted in this field. An anatomy professor at a medical school will be the best individual to answer your queries regarding the practise and dissection. Again,
User :   may i ask was it a male cadaver you used
Doctor :   the practises may vary among different regions.
Doctor :   Hence if you need answers specifically to what happens during body donation and at the anatomy lab before dissection, you may have to discuss with the concerned authorities.
Doctor :   They will be glad to help you, as you have donated your body for their use.
Doctor :   Yes, it was a male cadaver, that I used.
User :   may i ask in most cases will my body need to be unclothed ?
User :   was the cadaver you used unclothed
Doctor :   Yes, it was unclothed.
User :   fully
Doctor :   Please restrict your queries to your problems and concerns.
User :   sorry just like to know will i be fully naked
Doctor :   You probably may be unclothed. At some regions, the cadaver's are kept covered with a piece of cloth. The part of the body, that has to be dissected would be uncovered.
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